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Author Topic:   Humans only use approximately 10% of their brain?
Pressie
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Message 14 of 31 (634488)
09-22-2011 5:12 AM
Reply to: Message 13 by Robert Byers
09-22-2011 1:58 AM


That’s not true. The Bell Curve was a book written by a psychologist and a political scientist. No Evolutionary Biologist involved. Please also be aware that this was a book (anybody can write and publish a book if they have the funds). Writing a book doesn't make that book scientific. Furthermore, the central argument of the book was that intelligence is influenced by inherited and also environmental factors.
From The Bell Curve - Wikipedia ,
Wiki writes:
Its central argument is that intelligence is substantially influenced by both inherited and environmental factors and is a better predictor of many personal dynamics, including financial income, job performance, chance of unwanted pregnancy, and involvement in crime than are an individual's parental socioeconomic status, or education level.
This also has no relation to the urban legend that humans only use 10% of their brains.

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Pressie
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Message 17 of 31 (634492)
09-22-2011 5:43 AM
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09-22-2011 5:32 AM


Larni writes:
Not good science, at all.
Not science, at all.
Edited by Pressie, : Erased the word "even" I inserted between the words "Not" and "science".

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Pressie
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Message 18 of 31 (634494)
09-22-2011 5:54 AM
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09-22-2011 5:20 AM


Larni.
My wife is way smaller than me. Her features are tiny. I guess that she has a smaller cranial capacity than me (with that cute little head of hers); but, boy, is she so much more intelligent than me!

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Pressie
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Message 20 of 31 (634496)
09-22-2011 6:14 AM
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09-22-2011 6:00 AM


I don't know. Never studied any kind of brain (I'm a geologist after all, I study rocks). What you say might be true!
From my point of view, with the fossils we've discovered, it seems like the average brain capacity of our ancestors to modern Homo Sapiens is just one of the indicators of our emergence. We also have to look at the rest of the body. I think we have to look at the proportions of brains to the rest of the body, too. That's what those pesty paleontologists have been doing for some time now. They've discovered this years ago. The creationists hate facts like this. They always want to be special.
Then you also talk about brain connections. Never thought of that before this thread! Isn't it so much easier to say "Goddidit" and don't have to think about it?
Edited by Pressie, : Added a paragraph

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